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City Launches Financial Empowerment Center Monday

RACINE – The City of Racine will announce the official opening of the Racine Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) at a virtual press conference at noon on Monday (Dec. 7). The Racine FEC will offer free, professional, one-on-one financial counseling to help City of Racine individuals and families with low to moderate incomes, manage their finances; […]

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Racine Residents Encouraged To Claim Child Tax Credits

CITY OF RACINE – Eligible families are encouraged to claim the Child Tax Credit (CTC), a newly expanded federal tax credit of up to $300 per child paid monthly. The City of Racine is offering to help families navigate the required steps through its Financial Empowerment Center (FEC). “Thanks to President Biden, Racine families have an extraordinary opportunity […]

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City of Racine to Provide Free Financial Counseling to Low-Income Residents

RACINE, Wis. – Racine was selected yesterday by the national Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) to receive funding and technical support to extend financial empowerment programming to low-income residents for free. The city is one of six chosen nationwide to receive professional, one-on-one financial counseling as a public service. Cities for Financial Empowerment […]

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Dasheika Kidd Appointed to Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council

MADISON – Dasheika Kidd, of Racine, is among 30 people appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Equity and Inclusion. The new council, announced by Gov. Tony Evers this week, will provide strategic guidance to the governor, the lieutenant governor, and the Department of Administration while developing a sustainable framework to promote and advance diversity, […]

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State of the city address focuses on COVID-19, racial inequities and police reform

RACINE – The COVID-19 pandemic, addressing racial inequities and police reform, dominated Racine Mayor Cory Mason’s annual State of the City Address Wednesday evening. The mayor also cautioned that the upcoming budget would likely fund fewer city positions.  In the virtually presented address to the Racine Common Council and the public (via teleconference and Facebook), […]

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Wisconsin cities look to basic income to close racial, other wealth gaps

By Harrison Freuck and Zhen Wang, Wisconsin Watch Towanda Perkins is a single mother with two grown sons. She works as an office manager at a nonprofit organization in Milwaukee. During the pandemic, she has seen many mothers with children who have lost their jobs and been evicted by landlords. Perkins is expecting to see […]